With 4-H, helping more students learn computer science (Google.org)

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As our CEO Sundar Pichai announced today in my home state of Oklahoma, we’re making our largest ever computer science education grant from Google.org to support 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the country. This $6 million grant—made as part of Grow with Google’s efforts to ensure that everyone has access to future opportunities—will help provide more than 1 million youth across …


Friday — June 14, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Google gives its largest computer science grant ever for $6M in support of 4-H, Amazon’s bringing its Future Engineer program to Metro Nashville Public Schools this fall, Boys & Girls Clubs of America & US Cellular host Ask An Engineer event in Missouri, Micron hosts its summer Chip Camp in Idaho, and the Georgetown Center on Education …


Thursday — June 13, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Stratic Networks announces $10,000 STEM Scholarship for LGBTQ Youth for Pride Month, Congress holds hearings on sexual harassment in STEM fields, Morgan State, Johns Hopkins, and Binghamton form consortium to work with NIST on real-world STEM experiences in advanced measurement science, and George Mason and Northern Virginia Community College announced a new degree in cloud computing in …


The Manufacturing Labor Force Is Upskilling and Downsizing, Says New Georgetown University Report (Georgetown Center on Education & The Workforce)

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The glory days of American manufacturing in the 1970s—when workers with a high school diploma or less held 79% of the industry’s jobs—will not return. By 2016, these workers made up just 43% of the manufacturing workforce, according to new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Upskilling …


Wednesday — June 12, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana plan the first all-girls STEM school in Indianapolis, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Camp for Girls kicks off in West Virginia, senators introduce Keep STEM Talent Act of 2019 to help international students to stay in U.S. after completing advanced degrees, how a high school math teacher is using current news headlines to teach the real-world applications …


Tuesday — June 11, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Arkansas hosts inaugural National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders, NASA is now open for commercial business and private astronauts, Carlyle Group co-founder makes $20M donation to Catholic University supporting nursing and science building and education programs, the Institute of Play announces its shutting down but handing over its learning assets to UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab, and much …


Virginia Tech announces prime location for new Innovation Campus in Alexandria

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Virginia Tech will partner with Lionstone Investments to build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria as part of a new mixed-use development in National Landing, just steps away from the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, President Tim Sands announced Monday. The 1 million-square-foot graduate campus will be part of a 65-acre mixed-use district planned and developed by Lionstone and real estate …


Monday — June 10, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Seattle Times explores how Washington state is teaching the teachers how to teach kids about climate science, the SAT Biology exam was possibly compromised on Reddit, the philanthropist who name is already on the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University contributes $131M more to the institution, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus announces where it …


Friday — June 7, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Netflix’s new film See You Yesterday showcases the power of black girls in STEM, the National Academies of Sciences votes to allow the expulsion of members for sexual harassment, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announces the top 100 global universities producing patents, XPRIZE announces the winners of its latest autonomous seafloor mapping competition, plus a new …


Carlyle co-founder donates $20 million to Catholic University (Washington Business Journal)

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Bill Conway, co-founder and co-executive chairman of D.C. private equity giant The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ: CG), and his wife, Joanne, have made a $20 million donation to Catholic University, bringing their total financial support to the school to $40 million — the largest amount in university history from a single benefactor. The nursing school has been renamed the Conway …


Thursday — June 6, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Teen Vogue reflects on the women who helped make it happen and profiles 12 current inspirational women in STEM, the Los Angeles Dodgers host 500+ students for STEM Field Day, Ithaca College receives $1.2M to recruit and train STEM teachers, a program in Miami-Dade schools matches teen CTE students …


Netflix’s “See You Yesterday” Is About the Power of Black Girls in STEM (Teen Vogue)

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Netflix’s time-traveling thriller See You Yesterday has levels to its seemingly jaunty sci-fi exterior. The critically-acclaimed Stefon Bristol film takes a novel approach to grief over a fatal police shooting of a loved one, while supporting the notion that Black and brown kids are interested and proficient in STEM even in lieu of statistics. The film follows two Brooklyn-based Black teenagers C.J. and Sebastian, (Eden …


Wednesday — June 5, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, MIND Research recaps the 2019 STEMconnector Summit, a look at the success of SWE’s career re-entry initiative for women in STEM, women mentor young women through a University of Hawai’i Manoa program, Walmart announces it’s extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market, and an …


Tuesday — June 4, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the math that ended James Holzhauer’s record-setting streak on Jeopardy, Texas considers legislation that would add CTE progress as a school indicator, Michigan becomes 32nd state to adopt computer science standards, how micro-credentials help teacher professional development, and Texas A&M receives $1M NSF grant to train STEM teachers. Click here for the full 6/4 STEMdaily. Higher Education Texas …


Monday — June 3, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Amgen Foundation VP Scott Heimlich writes op-ed on what the implications for society would be if “we were better able to harness and unleash the talent all around us”, 100Kin10 argues that the nation-wide STEM teacher shortage could be costing us the next Einstein, and how analytics could help us better quantify the effectiveness and risks of …


XPRIZE selects winners of autonomous seafloor-mapping competition (ars technica)

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The winners of the latest XPRIZE competition were announced on Friday. Sponsored by Shell with a bonus prize from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the competition focused on the challenge of exploring the seafloor and saw 32 teams from around the world competing for $7 million. The primary goal was to build an autonomous, high-resolution seafloor-mapping system that could be launched …


Friday — May 31, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, TIME profiles Melinda Gates commitment to women and girls in STEM, the Logan Pride Center in Utah will host a summer STEM camp for LGBTQ+ youth, Wayfair taps Resilient Coders to diversify its tech workforce, the Actuarial Foundations announces winners of The Hardest Math Problem student contest, Cleveland Metro School Districts gets STEM lab funders by the Cavs and …


Thursday May 30, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the University of Chicago announces $100M donation supporting new Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, Google’s Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate $25M to rebuild and expand the home for Princeton’s Department of Computer Science, LEGO marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with new Lunar Lander set, and a Washington state bill will require all high schools to offer …


Wednesday — May 29, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Axalta and the Philadelphia Eagles honor area STEM teachers, EVERFI announces new partnership with SAP, TCS recognized as one of America’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Billionaire Robert F. Smith (famous for paying off the student loans for this year’s graduating class at Morehouse) announces paid STEM InternX initiative, and the Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon School of …


Thursday May 23, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Achieve releases survey on recommendations for NGSS & science standards implementation, NSTA releases STEM Road Map Curriculum Series books, Bustle explores what it is like to be an Asian-American woman in STEM, Arkansas to host national computer science summit, and Missouri S&T names new chancellor. Click here for the full 5/23 STEMdaily. K-12 Education Report: States Face Continued …